Coaches changes in Norway

07 May 2018 15:57
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Roar Hjelmeset decided not extend the contract with the national team, Ole Morten Iversen becomes new ladies' team head coach.

Norwegian Ski Federation has engaged Ole Morten Iversen (59) as a new national team coach for the ladies' elite Cross-Country team.

Iversen, who has been Swedish national team coach for the last two years, takes over the main responsibility from Roar Hjelmeset.

The 59-year-old was born and raised at Steinkjer. Iversen was an active cross-country runner in Henning IL, but was doing the top bet at the age of 23. The new national team coach has worked as a ski instructor / teacher for more or less for 35 years. Iversen has worked mostly on all "levels" in Norwegian cross country as a coach / teacher.

Roar Hjelmeset returns home 

Roar Hjelmeset, has decided to work at his home town Hovden. He will be a coach at Skigymnaset, where he started his career in 2003. He thus ends as a national team coach at the end of May.

"I look forward to being able to work with junior skiers and at the same time work where I live," says Roar Hjelmeset. "I am pleased to have had the opportunity to work for ten years in an exciting competition and improvement environment, and of course I will miss all the good colleagues in the Ski Federation. Not least, I will miss the athletes I have followed closely over many years. I am very grateful for having the opportunity to participate in their wonderful development from junior level and to experience they taking their first World Cup and Championships medals," Hjelmeset said.